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How to Group in Word

How to Group Objects in Word

How to Group in Word

It is often easier to work with a single object than it is to work with several smaller objects that belong together. A group is a collection of objects that Word treats as a single object.


By grouping several objects together, you can format multiple objects at once rather than formatting each object individually.

  1. Select all the objects you want to group together.
  2. Press and hold down Shift as you select multiple objects.

  3. Click the Layout tab on the ribbon.
  4. You can also click the Format tab on the ribbon — the Arrange group on either tab includes the Group button.

  5. Click the Group button.
  6. Select Group.
  7. Group

The selected objects are grouped together.

Now that the objects are grouped, you can apply effects to all three objects at once and move the grouped objects around the document together.

You can also right-click selected items and select Group from the contextual menu to group objects.

If you need to apply some formatting to just a single object in the group, or move something around within the group, first select the group, then click the object you want to format within the group. Just that object is selected, but it remains part of the group.


If you no longer need to keep a group of objects together, you can ungroup them so they’re all independent objects again.

  1. Select the object group.
  2. Click the Layout tab.
  3. Click the Group button.
  4. When a group is selected, the Group command is no longer available, but the Ungroup command is.

  5. Select Ungroup.
  6. Ungroup

The objects can now be manipulated individually.